The new Rotary year starts July 1st. This Wednesday, June 26th, for lunch at the Lincoln Center we will celebrate a successful 2023-24 and introduce the new leadership team for 2024-25. This will be Randy’s last meeting as our President and mark the beginning of David Dunne’s term as Club President. Please join us to thank all our outgoing leaders and meet our new team for the new year!
This Wednesday at our evening meeting, we'll hear from David Rout, Executive Director of Homeward Alliance. Homeward Alliance (HWA) is a Larimer County-based non-profit that empowers individuals and families who face homelessness to survive, move forward, and thrive. Founded as Homeless Gear in 2008 to collect and distribute outdoor gear, we have, in the 16 years since, evolved into one of the largest and most-impactful service providers for people experiencing homelessness in Larimer County. HWA provides a range of services to about 5,000 individuals each year at over a dozen sites county-wide. David joined Homeward Alliance in 2012 and became the Executive Director in 2014. He holds a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Colorado State University. He represents Homeward Alliance on multiple task forces, serves on Colorado State University’s School of Social Work Advisory Board and sits on the Board of Directors for Outreach Fort Collins and Homeward 2020.
At our in-person meeting on June 19, highlighting one of the local non-profit organizations that will benefit from the upcoming Kathy Nicol Memorial Golf Tournament, Wendy Miller, the Executive Director of our local Healing Warrior Program (HWP), gave us an overview of some of the mental/emotional challenges faced by honorably discharged veterans and their families as they re-integrate into civilian society, summarized what her program does to assist them in meeting those challenges, and gave us an overview of the successes of that program.  The program has some 40 licensed and certified practitioners around the state of Colorado focusing on no-cost, non-narcotic treatment of a wide range of physical and psycho-social issues, working toward a suicide-free world where all veterans and their families can thrive.  After an initial consultation to evaluate the individual needs of the client and develop a plan for addressing those needs, the program practitioners use acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, and/or healing touch energy therapy as well as providing care-management services to connect the client to relevant community services. 
The Board has approved Mandy Denton for membership in the evening group.  Mandy moved to Fort Collins two years ago from Lawrence, Kansas.  She is a financial advisor and since moving here, has explored service opportunities with the Chamber of Commerce, the Junior League and the Larimer County Food Bank.  Having gotten engaged recently, Mandy is looking forward to giving back to her new Fort Collins community. 
Last week we welcomed our new Larimer County Clerk and Recorder, Tina Harris as our guest speaker. Most of us are thinking about elections this year as we have both a special election and a national election.  But Tina’s job also includes oversight of Vehicle Licensing (VL) and Recording.  Tina was introduced by Irene Josey our Larimer County Treasurer and Tina’s longtime friend and coworker.  Irene assured us that Tina works very hard and is completely nonpartisan. The Clerk’s office this year is focused on outreach, and we were encouraged to listen, learn and share information about what the office does for the people of Larimer County.  Tina started in the Clerk’s office as a VL technician in 1999.   She was early focused on “what can I do for you” rather than “no, I can’t help you”.  Remarkably, her contact info (including cell phone number) is available to the public 24/7!
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Lunch Meetings

Wednesday at Lincoln Center
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 Meeting
Evening Meetings
New Location & Days Starting July!
May & June:
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
5:15 pm to 6:30 pm at the
Starting July:
2nd and 4th Wednesdays 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm at Purpose Brewing & Cellars